I have worked closely with our faculty to prepare them for teaching in different modalities. One of these is to create pre-recorded short, succinct videos as preparation work for students before they attend an active learning session.
In preparation for the newly redesigned curriculum that debuted in fall 2017, I presented a design mock-up with a colleague from our Peoria campus to faculty and administration to demonstrate how to create connections between various services that students, staff, and faculty use. This is specific to ‘phase 1’ of the curriculum, which includes the M1 and M2 years.
The University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM) is currently underway in redesigning the curriculum from the ground up. Phase 2 of the curriculum at UICOM involves what is typically known as the 3rd year of medical school (M3) and required / optional clerkships to complete.
I created and maintain a website for faculty development and best practices for faculty and staff.
At the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM), we subscribe to a self-paced study tool called Osmosis for student and faculty use. Over the 4+ years we have been using it, it has proved to be very popular with students and faculty alike.
Ally is a product for accessibility that we are using at the University of Illinois (UIC) to ensure our content is accessible to all people, regardless of disability. A pilot was implemented in fall 2019 and included instructional designers from all colleges with faculty and students to test it out. Ally uses machine learning algorithms to check uploaded documents and makes suggestions for how to improve them.
For the Illinois Medicine Curriculum (IMC), I collaborated with faculty to create educational modules using Articulate Rise. Here are some examples of my work. After many years of campaigning for the college to purchase a subscription to Articulate, I was successful and we even got a team license so some anatomy faculty could create their own modules.
For summer 2020, I redesigned a graduate course called Media Design: Multimedia (ETT 555) and taught it during an 8-week term. I converted the course to Blackboard Ultra view from the Original view for this particular delivery. As it turned out, the version of Blackboard Ultra used for this course was lacking in some useful functionality for both instructors and students.
After redesigning and teaching ETT 555 Media Design: Multimedia at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in summer 2020, I realized that the Ultra view in Blackboard wasn’t really cutting it so I went back to the Original view for spring 2021. I relied upon my own instructional design skills as well as feedback from students and […]
This is an example of using Camtasia 2020 to record and edit a short video tutorial on how to use Adobe Spark as a presentation tool alternative to PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, etc.
Around 2019, some of our international students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine (UICOM) met with me to talk about the automatic transcripts created for all of our video content in our video storage system, Echo360. We had turned on the transcripts feature in spring 2019 as a pilot to determine the accuracy […]
I did some training sessions for our staff at UICOM in spring 2021 on how to use the content storage system within Blackboard more effectively. This ~45 minute video explains how we took action to reduce our storage to a more manageable level.